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Horseshoe - Compact Gardening

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Our veggie patch is at the very end of the yard and gets full sun all day. The plot is cordoned off with landscape timbers. The length is about 18' and 15' width. As you can see there is lots of corn in that small area (we expect about 100-150 ears as in the past). There are 12 tomato plants from seed, 8 pepper plants and red bee potatoes and gold potatoes planted between the rows of corn. See what you can do in a small area!

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Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

Lookin' good!!! Ya'll should be proud of that garden!
What kind of corn didja plant, by the way?
And what is a bee potato?

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

Have to check with Steve on the corn variety. You know redbee potatoes, they have red skins and are delicious.

Efland, NC(Zone 7a)

k. I grow Red Pontiac taters here (as well as the famous Beltsville White)(oh yeh, and Kennebec).
Just wondering!

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

And Steve says the corn is a hybrid called sugarbun!

Ellicott City, MD(Zone 7a)

Haighr, your garden looks wonderful and very healthy! Love the flowers growing along the perimeter of your vegetables. That's a great way to attract bees and help with pollinating the corn.

We also have a small veggie garden. The trick is to grow as much as possible vertically. Stake up the tomatoes, grow pole beans on a tepee frame, melons, squash, cantalope, and watermelon will grow beneath the vertical veggies, thereby maximizing limited space. Also, rotating your crops gives you opportunities to grow warm weather veggies once the cool weather varieties have been harvested. In August, re-plant your cool weather lovers and you will be able to harvest them in the fall. A small garden will still yield pounds and pounds and pounds and pounds of veggies!

Happy Eating :~)

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